The Indy Fuel announced Tuesday that goaltender Mac Carruth has been assigned to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.
The roster spot in Rockford was opened when the IceHogs’ Scott Darling was called up to the NHL parent club in Chicago. Blackhawks starter Corey Crawford has suffered an upper-body injury and will not be in uniform tonight. Crawford is listed as day-to-day. Darling, a former Indiana Ice netminder who is 2-0-0 with a 1.44 GAA in two starts in Rockford this season, is expected to back up Antti Raanta tonight when the Blackhawks meet the Philadelphia Flyers.
Carruth was the Fuel’s starter in the season opener. He stopped 20 of 24 shots in the Fuel’s 5-4 shootout loss to Fort Wayne on Friday. He becomes the first player from the Fuel roster to be called up to one of the two affiliates.
The Fuel have two goaltenders on the roster — Cody Reichard, acquired in a trade with Orlando, and rookie Sean Bonar. Reichard started Saturday’s game in Fort Wayne and stopped 21 shots in a 4-3 loss. Bonar came to the team on a tryout contract in the preseason, and his solid play between the pipes won him a roster spot.
The Fuel have four games this week – hosting Kalamazoo on Wednesday, Missouri on Friday and Fort Wayne on Sunday afternoon. They also travel to Evansville for a Saturday-night tilt.